An Architectural Parade: New York’s Central Park West
Online Walking Tour
March up and down this fabled Upper West Side boulevard with architectural historian Matt Postal. Learn how the street formerly known as 8th Avenue became one of Manhattan’s most desirable addresses, how it was first developed and then re-developed, from the construction of the picturesque Dakota Apartments at 72nd Street in the mid-1880s to the arrival of the IND subway and to the present day.
We’ll admire the splendid procession of French Renaissance, Beaux Arts, neo-Gothic and Art Deco style gems, including elegant high-rise apartment towers designed by, among others, Henry J. Hardenbergh, Emery Roth, and Irwin S. Chanin (with Jacques Delamarre). Though these celebrated residences are typically off-limits to all but tenants and guests, our armchair tour provides a peek inside these regal buildings, which boast some of Manhattan’s finest residential lobbies.